Pune: Jehangir Hospital has taken over the operations of Jog Hospital, Kothrud, to extend it into a Specialty Hospital under Jehangir with all surgical facilities.
In a movement to expand the legacy of the 71-year-old brand, Jehangir Hospital is now expanding its operations to Kothrud in Pune by taking over the existing 20-bed Jog Hospital in Pune, well known for its orthopaedic and gynaecology departments.
The agreement was signed on Thursday by Dr Smita Jog, George Eapen, Director of Jehangir Hospital, and Jehangir HC Jehangir, Chairman and Trustee at the Jehangir Hospital.
Speaking about the decision to expand the city’s most trusted brand in health care, George Eapen said that as the city grows, we want to try to be as close to the patient as we can. Jehangir Hospital has always been synonymous with patient care with both heart and detail, he added.
“Jehangir Speciality Hospital will operate in a hub-and-spoke model. We are open to more such tie-ups so that we can utilise both our knowledge, the vast experience of our consultants and doctors and their operational skills. It is also a way to share the goodwill that we have earned for so many years from generations of patients in Pune and those around the city,” said Eapen.
The new Jehangir Speciality Hospital will offer a state-of-the-art emergency department, surgical operation theatres, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), endoscopy, day care, along with dental and eyecare facilities along with 24x7 pharmacy to assist patients in every way.
The move has been welcomed by both staff and patients. “Given a lot of our consultants live in that part of town, they will be happy to also work out of this new location. We will be looking at a blend of existing staff there, our consultants at Jehangir Hospital and also hire new consultants to drive our services for the best possible outcomes,” said Eapen.
Starting September 1, the Jehangir Specialty Hospital will be upgraded to 35 beds and will have a strength of over 25 consultants and a strong support staff to back it up.